What is Ayurveda?

Ayurveda is a comprehensive system of health care that originated in India several thousand years ago. Ayurveda, ‘the Science of Life’, is as much concerned with enhancing the quality of life and the prevention of ill-health as it is with the treatment of disease. Its fundamental therapeutic approach is to address the root cause of any imbalance, so that symptoms are able to subside naturally, healing can occur and genuine strength, health and vitality develop from within.

Ayurveda is firmly embedded in Indian philosophy. However, its principles are universal and can therefore be used beneficially by anyone from any culture, country or climate. According to Ayurveda, physical, mental and emotional health occurs when the three subtle energy forces (or doshas) known as vata, pitta & kapha are in a state of equilibrium. To achieve such doshic balance, specific nutrition, lifestyle, herbal remedies, hands-on treatments and detoxification processes are recommended that gently cleanse and rejuvenate the body, enhance mental clarity and promote emotional balance as well as a greater sense of well-being. More enthusiasm, motivation and creative inspiration are the natural outcomes of this approach.

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